Just to say thank you

Just to say thank you

Last month was National Thank You Month in the United States, so we asked our readers to tell us what they're thankful for. Here are the best answers...

1. Best newspaper ever

I'm thankful for Young Post for giving me so much useful information, keeping me updated about the world, and helping me improve my English.

 Wong Chak-hei, 15, Law Ting Pong Secondary School 

2. Bite of the Apple

I'm thankful for my Macbook Pro. If my school didn't require us to buy one of these computers, I would not have been exposed to the beautiful world of the internet. Not only can I access all my important files, my email and apps, I can also sneak in some time on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr for a break. It truly is a heavenly getaway I cannot be more thankful for! 

Anushka Purohit, 14, Renaissance College

3. Girl power

I'm most thankful for being a girl. I mean, we have so much freedom and fun. I love girl talk, being able to cry without being judged, and having slumber parties. We even get chocolates and flowers on Valentine's Day! 

Eden San, 14, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

4. Family fortune

 I am most thankful for my family - not only do they always look out for me when I need it the most, they've also had to put up with my wackiness since 1998. 

Kira Lai, 16, Earl Haig Secondary School (Canada)

5. Time to chill

I'm thankful for all the holidays we get in Hong Kong. Living in a city where East meets West, we not only have holidays from the Western world, like Christmas and Easter, but also the Chinese ones, like Lunar New Year, Qingming Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, Tuen Ng Festival and Double Ninth Festival. With all these extra holidays, there's always a reason to celebrate and have fun! 

Regina Cheng, 15, Cheung Chuk Shan College 

6. What a great life!

I feel thankful that I am a Hong Kong citizen. There are so many benefits to living here, like the 12 years of free education and not having to take part in military service. Also, we don't have many natural disasters, like earthquakes and tsunamis.

 Phydias Leung, 14, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

7. Climbing high

 I'm thankful to whoever invented the lift, because I don't have to walk up to the 45th floor to visit my friend!

Liam Fung, 13, Chinese International School

8. Another world

 I'd like to take the chance to thank the movie Interstellar. I was touched by the movie's messages. It made me want to learn more about science and inspired me to treasure the time we have with our loved ones. "Do not go gentle into that good night." Thank you, Christopher Nolan.

Kenny Cheung, 15, Law Ting Pong Secondary School

9. Just google it

 I'd like to give thanks to Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Who are they? Well, why don't you google that? That's right, they are the founders of Google, one of the world's greatest inventions. The wonderful search engine has helped so many people, especially us students, when looking for useful information and answers for our homework. 

Charlotte Chan, 16, Carmel Secondary School

10. BFFs forever

I am not being ungrateful towards my parents and "real" friends, but I want to give a huge shout-out to my internet pals, Kat, Kendal, Michele, Mia, Christina and so many more. You have all made my year fruitful, and without a boring moment. My mother told me to follow my dreams, so I made a Twitter account and followed the most amazing people to ever exist.

Christy Cheung, 15, St Paul's Co-educational College

Next Week:

It is Valentine's Day a week tomorrow! For our next Top 10, tell us your most romantic Valentine's Day idea. Send your answers, together with your name, age and school, to reporters.club @scmp.com with "Top 10: Valentine's Day" in the subject field. The best answers will be published on the next Top 10 page!


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